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A crowd of 6,000 people turned out for this year’s 4th of July Parade. More than 700 entrants signed up to march, including at least one dinosaur. Photo courtesy of Justin Bresler

Retirement? Think Again

Your most important work may begin after you retire! Come learn about the Ignatian Volunteer Corps on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Park Hill Library meeting room, at Montview Boulevard and Dexter Street, beginning at 10:30 am. Ignatian Volunteers are men and women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who serve at a local agency for one to two days a week for 10 months of the year. In addition to weekly service, Ignatian volunteers come together monthly to talk about their service experiences and reflect with one another. Contact Erin Benson at ebenson@ivcusa.org if you are unable to come to the meeting but would like to learn more.

Artists In August

Strong Women, by artist Joyce Fox

The Lowry Foundation hosts its 3rd Annual Artists in August Art Show on Sunday, Aug. 27 at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, at 7711 E. Academy Blvd. The art show draws more than 35 Denver area artists who will be showing and selling their handcrafted artwork. The event is free to the public. For more information contact The Lowry Foundation at: lowryfoundation@gmail.com or 303-344-0481

Art At The Hub

Work by two local artists is on display now through August at the Park Hill Hub Cafe, 1502 Ivanhoe St. Mimsi Milton displays colorful, large-format acrylic landscapes and smaller tapestries created by free-style machine stitching over painted fiber to created textured scenes that look, from a distance, like photographs. Barbara Stainman’s work features Suminagashi, an ancient, Japanese form of paper marbling created by dropping ink on still water and then coaxing delicate patterns onto paper.  She also is showing an encaustic (wax) monotype print and a 2D felted fiber piece. More of her work can be seen at www.barbarastainman.com. The Park Hill Hub Cafe is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Nominate Your Favorite Artist

Nominations for the 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture are now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 1. In the spirit of IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s Cultural Plan, Mayor Michael B. Hancock will recognize individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and creative landscape in the City and County of Denver. The awards will be announced in November. Visit the Denver Arts & Venues website to submit nominations (self-nominations are accepted) in the following categories:

• Arts & Culture Youth Award – This award is presented to a person under 18 that has made a noteworthy difference in the community through the arts or an organization that has significantly impacted the lives of youth in the City and County of Denver through the arts.

• Arts & Culture Impact Award – This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a significant and lasting impact on arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. This category requires that the nominee have at least 10 years of history in the arts in the City and County of Denver.

• Arts & Culture Innovation Award – This award is presented to the individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in the arts has been significant in 2017.

• Arts & Culture Global Award – This award is presented to an individual or organization that has brought Denver’s arts and culture to the national or world stage. Nominees for this category have received national or international recognition through collaboration, media coverage or grant dollars received.

• IMAGINE 2020 – An individual or organization that exemplifies the vision and goals of Denver’s cultural plan through their programs and initiatives. This individual or organization is setting an example for others to aspire to as we IMAGINE 2020.

 

Park Hill Presents: GPHC Programs And Events In August

The following are Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.-sponsored programs and events that will be held during the month of August. All are free and open to the public, so join in, meet your neighbors, and have some fun.

GPHC Sustainable Neighborhood Kick Off – Aug. 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for our neighborhood-wide kick off meeting at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, at 3401 Eudora St. Come learn more about what this program means and brainstorm your own projects to help us make Greater Park Hill a more sustainable neighborhood. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Stormwater Improvements Workshop – Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to noon. 

Join GPHC for an informational and practical workshop on stormwater management and mitigation. The workshop is free and is designed specifically for residents and for owners of small businesses. It is a part of the Sustainable and Resilient Watershed Series, an ongoing series of events and opportunities for Greater Park Hill residents to make our neighborhood a model of sustainability and resiliency. The workshop instructor will be Tyler Dell of the Colorado Stormwater Center. Attendees will learn some of the steps individual homeowners and business owners can take to help improve the quality of their watershed, and how easy it is to initiate many landscaping and gardening practices that are helpful to our watershed. The program will be held at 2823 Fairfax St. Space is limited. To sign up, email director@greaterparkhill.org

Ice Cream Social & Volunteer Fair – Aug 12, noon to 2 p.m.

For the second year in a row for Denver Days, Greater Park Hill Community and Denver Public Library-Park Hill Branch will host an ice cream social and Volunteer Fair to share opportunities to get involved with many different organizations in our community. The ice cream social is at the library, at Montview Boulevard and Dexter Street.

GPHC Parent and Me – Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to noon

Bring your infant or toddler and come volunteer at Greater Park Hill Community with other parents and their kiddos, at 2823 Fairfax St. We’ll be helping support GPHC’s food programs and more.


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